Christ UMC Has Christmas Eve Services Planned

Friday, December 20, 2013
Christmas Eve services at Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain will begin at 5 p.m.  The program will include children presenting the Nativity Story, Communion and Candlelight. The service will be led by the Rev. Mark Gooden. At 7 p.m., the Crest Service, with Communion and Candlelight, will be led by the Rev. Beth Sullivan. At 11 p.m. the service will include Communion and Candlelight, led by the Rev. Barry Kidwell.

Resurrection Lutheran Hosts "Looking For The Light" Service

Resurrection Lutheran Church, located at 4309 Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd. in Ooltewah,  will host a “Looking for the Light” (Blue Christmas) service on Monday, December 22, at 7 p.m. This service will serve as an opportunity to acknowledge and accept our pain and loss and to remember that the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, shines into our darkness with hope, mercy, and love. ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Ask Not, Have Not

‘Tis the season for asking. It’s the time of year when children of all ages compile their Christmas wish lists. Youngsters sidle up to Santa eager to inform him of what they expect to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Some ask nicely, others are more demanding. I remember in the “olden days” (before the Internet and even Toys ‘R Us) lustfully browsing through the thick ... (click for more)

Erlanger Board Chairman Says Law Firm Okays Process For Approving $1.7 Million In Manager Bonuses

Erlanger Board Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said Tuesday night that a law firm has approved the process used by the board to award $1.7 million in manager bonuses. The board had held up on awarding the bonuses until a review of the process could be carried out. The bonuses were not discussed at the regular board meeting, but at a private dinner session where the board talks ... (click for more)

City Council Approves On 1st Reading Uber App-Dispatched Transit Service After Lengthy Debate

The City Council on Tuesday night, after lengthy debate and study, approved on first reading regulations for App-dispatched transit services like the popular Uber. The ordinance, sponsored by Ken Smith and Chris Anderson, also makes changes in rules for conventional taxi companies. In favor were Council members Smith, Anderson, Carol Berz, Jerry Mitchell, Larry Grohn and Chip ... (click for more)

A Letter To The NAACP

I believe when a "unarmed" man is evil, he will try to beat a police officer on his head in hopes to knock him out, in hopes to kill him. We saw the bruises on the officer's face.  This evil force tried to take his gun away from him , Proof was in the autopsy.  Why did Michael Brown  try to take his gun away from him? Exactly, to kill the officer.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Advice: Just Be Normal

Matthew Kerlin, by his own admission, claims to be just a normal guy. But I am of the opinion, after reading his speech following Samford University’s Winter Commencement exercises, that the university’s Assistant Dean for Spiritual Life is a bit more than that. Dr. Kerlin knows college kids well and his advice to the most recent flock of America’s graduates resonates with brilliance. ... (click for more)